At the Basilica Palladiana three masterpieces for the Christmas holidays. These include Caravaggio's St. Jerome.


The Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza will host the exhibition Three Masterpieces in Vicenza from December 16, 2023 to February 4, 2024. These include Caravaggio's Saint Jerome from the Borghese Gallery.

From Dec. 16, 2023 to Feb. 4, 2024, the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza will host the exhibition Three Masterpieces in Vicenza, curated by Guido Beltramini and Francesca Cappelletti, desired by the city administration of Vicenza as a tribute to its citizens and beyond. Created thanks to the co-organization of Intesa Sanpaolo, the exhibition event was presented this morning at Palazzo Trissino by Mayor Giacomo Possamai, Councillor for Culture, Tourism and City Attractiveness Ilaria Fantin, Intesa Sanpaolo Executive Director Art, Culture and Historical Assets Michele Coppola, and curators Guido Beltramini, director of the Palladio Museum, and Francesca Cappelletti, director of the Galleria Borghese.

Here the public will be able to admire Caravaggio’s St. Jerome, painted in 1606 and housed in the Galleria Borghese in Rome; Antoon Van Dyck ’s The Four Ages of Man from the Civic Museums of Vicenza; and a new work by contemporary Vicenza artist Arcangelo Sassolino, No Memory Without Loss, created especially for the event.

“This is a new initiative for Vicenza, but one connoted by a strong territorial sense: this initiative is possible thanks to the willingness to support it on the part of Banca Intesa San Paolo and some of the most important businesses in the Vicenza area that have already expressed their willingness to do so,” said Mayor Giacomo Possamai. “As an administration we took office in June, so there was no technical time to plan a traditional exhibition, but we still wanted to propose something important for the Christmas holidays and the first months of the year. So more than an exhibition in the classic sense of the term, it will be an exhibition event that will transform the Basilica Palladiana into an extraordinary stage, the scene of an evocative dialogue between three masterpieces, flanked by a cultural review on the meaning of time. An opportunity that for the people of Vicenza in the city and the province we wanted to be free of charge, assuming the responsibility, also cultural, that comes with being the capital city.”

Vicentinians of the city and province will be able to access the exhibition event for free, while for the rest of the visitors admission remains at a cost of 5 euros. The exhibition admission ticket will also provide access to Gallerie d’Italia - Vicenza at a reduced rate.

“Once again Intesa Sanpaolo is working alongside the Municipality in a valuable initiative that will give Vicenza great masterpieces of art over the Christmas period,” said Michele Coppola, Executive Director Art, Culture and Historical Heritage at Intesa Sanpaolo. “The new collaboration confirms a shared commitment with public institutions aimed at increasing, also thanks to the work of Gallerie d’Italia, the city’s exhibition offerings and artistic beauty.”

The event is conceived and promoted by the City of Vicenza in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo. The project is curated by Musei Civici Vicenza, Fondazione Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza and Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio with the support of Marsilio Arte.

For info: www.mostreinbasilica.it

Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In conjunction with the exhibition events, the exhibition is open until 8 p.m. Special openings: Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 from 3 to 8 p.m.

Tickets: Free admission for residents of Vicenza and province, primary and secondary schools. For nonresidents of Vicenza and province it is included in the entrance fee to the Basilica Palladiana: 5 euros full, 2 euros reduced.
Reductions are valid for students up to 25 years of age with university booklet or card, FAI members with card, Italian Touring Club members with card, Isic members with card, Ctg members with card, Vi-University card for students of the Vicenza university hub, and for students residing in the city and province and enrolled in other university campuses: one free admission per year in each seat of the city museum circuit.

Image: Caravaggio, Saint Jerome (1605 - 1606; oil on canvas, 116 x 153 cm; Rome, Galleria Borghese) © Galleria Borghese. Photo by Mauro Coen.

At the Basilica Palladiana three masterpieces for the Christmas holidays. These include Caravaggio's St. Jerome.
At the Basilica Palladiana three masterpieces for the Christmas holidays. These include Caravaggio's St. Jerome.


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